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READ | Tilt relishing Millers challenge

31 January 2020

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It's no secret that Rotherham United had pursued the signature of Curtis Tilt during the summer, but having finally made the switch to South Yorkshire from fellow Sky Bet League One side Blackpool, the defender can't wait to get going.

With former Tangerines teammates already on the books with the Millers, Tilt admits that Clark Robertson and Kyle Vassell assisted in selling the club to him prior to him signing the relevant paperwork.

"I'm delighted to get this one over the line. It's been a long day, but hopefully I get to meet the lads on Saturday and see what it's all about," the defender enthused.

"It's nice to know that you're wanted by people and that gives you a good feeling when you arrive, but to be honest, I tried to just stay out of it all whilst the two clubs concentrated on the business side of things.
"There's a couple of my former teammates here and it will be good to meet up with both of them. I still keep in close contact with Clark and Vass anyway, and I played together with Robbo at Blackpool where we had a solid partnership.
"Kyle Vassell is in form at the moment too, scoring goals, and you can see he's back where he wants to be.
"I spoke to both of them and they told me what a great club it is, how the gaffer works and what the team spirit is like here. That just helped me make my decision a little bit easier."
Given the Millers' healthy defensive record and with the likes of Richard Wood and Michael Ihiekwe setting high standards, the 28-year-old acknowledges that there will be competition for places in the heart of the back line, but he wants to repay the faith shown in him by Paul Warne.
"It wont be easy, but I'm challenging myself to get into the team. Obviously the lads are winning and I'll support them no matter what, but it's up to me to fight for a spot," Tilt told
"Every team has ambitions of getting into the Championship, but Rotherham are top of the league at the moment and fingers crossed we can get over the line and I can help us get there come the end of the season.
"I can't wait to get involved, introduce myself to people around the stadium, and then the hard work starts Monday down at the training ground."

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